Following my 2008 in review post a number of influential .NET bloggers have been promoting the Morning Brew, and the overall result has been a 60% increase in subscribers and a significant increase in web page impressions. I’d like to thank those bloggers for their enthusiasm for The Morning Brew, and also to say a quick ‘hello’ to all the new readers and to remind you all that I’m very open to suggestions about The Morning Brew, and also for suggestions for content - as long as its good, timely and .NET related there is a good chance it will go in.
- Information on Downloading and Installing Windows 7 Beta - Windows 7 beta can be obtained currently from the MSDN and Technet downloads if you are a subscriber, however Windows 7 goes into a much more public beta tomorrow at 3pm (EST?) with a publicly available download of an ISO image.
- DevHawk - IronPython Nightly Builds - Harry Pierson is offering un-official nightly builds of IronPython on his Azure powered nightly builds site. Harry follows up this post with some technical details of how the nightly build site works
- IE8 Windows Update Blocker Toolkit Released - Greg Duncan highlights the tools that will allow you to prevent Internet Explorer 8 from being installed via Windows update
- Oxite - Release: Oxite.2009.1.5 - The Team behind Oxite, the ASP.NET MVC CMS that came under a lot of fire from the developer community before Christmas, have released an update, which fixes a number of bugs, adds skinning support and also has substantial Code Clean up based on the community feedback.
- AutoWiring in StructureMap 2.5+ - Jeremy D. Miller is continuing with the documentation for Structure Map, his IOC/DI project. In this extract, he examines an anti patter of IOC container use and looks at the Auto Wiring functionality provided in Structure Map.
- C# and Currying – Looking into Performance - Saveen Reddy continues his series on Currying in C# with a look at the performance of a number of different currying techniques.
- Parallelising Loops in .NET 4 - Daniel Moth looks at how easily you can parallelise loops in .NET 4.0 without having to change much code and keeping the code looking similar.
- You don’t have to use query expressions to use LINQ - Jon Skeet reminds us that we don’t have to use the query expression syntactic sugar for all Linq queries - for simple queries the ‘dot notation’ method is clearer and more concise.
- IoC libraries compared - Chris Brandsma talks about IOC libraries, and looks at how they all handle constructor injection, the area where there is most commonality in functionality, but different ways of achieving it.
- My Take On Variable Length Lists in ASP.NET MVC - Justin looks in to the problem of variable length lists in ASP.NET MVC which has been addressed by a number of others, and comes up with a nice solution.
- Introduction to NHibernate, Part 3 - Ian Cooper continues his series on getting started with NHibernate with a look at mapping relationships between classes in sets, lists and the other collection types.